School Details

Sing Lum Elementary School

4600 Chaney Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 664-1611
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 791 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
54%
56%
66%
58%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
43%
46%
71%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
66%
65%
79%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
57%
60%
62%
57%
65%
60%
55%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
58%
60%
61%
49%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sing Lum Elementary School is a public middle school in Bakersfield. The principal of Sing Lum Elementary School is Shawna Manning, whose e-mail is smanning@pbvusd.net. 791 students attend Sing Lum Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 9% of the Sing Lum Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 791 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sing Lum Elementary School is 19:1. Tevis Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Hispanic 50% 48%
Asian 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 31%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 16810%
Filipino 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.8% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 52%
Limited English proficiency 9% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I absolutely agree with previous reviews. This school is disorganized and teachers are rude to students. There is a culture of apathy a lack of supervision and a chaotic environment due to constant lack of communication among school teachers administration and school workers. Everyone I pose a question to has another new and incorrect answer and no one seems to care how their lack of information organization and their attitudes affect the poor students who must attend this school. To be honest I would of gave this school a "0" & they're finally remodeling the campus but instead of making sure the children have new bathrooms or cafeteria. .they instead focus on the offices etc Really? What about the children?

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has a horrible rotation schedule for students starting as young as the second grade. This is not developmentally appropriate and is not beneficial for students or teachers. The staff either lack training or are lacking knowledge in developmentally appropriate strategies for learning. Also the paraprofessionals are less than professional to say the least. The parent involvement is high and the families in the area really do care for the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school really benefited me into the 7th grade. The unique styles used by teachers the principal and the extra-curricular activities make this small school truly unforgettable!! I hope you had as good as an experience as I had.

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children attend this school and they love it. The teachers do their best but it appears my kids get unfairly punished sometimes. I'm strongly considering relocating.

  • (8 years ago)

    I moved from the SF Bay area and had my house built near this school. My child was taught so much. I do not believe they service the whole child.

  • (11 years ago)

    This has been a great school for our two children. Their teachers are caring supportive and very enthusiastic. The academic program is high quality.

  • (11 years ago)

    I currently have 2 children attending Sing Lum and 1 that previously attended and is now in Jr. High. Sing Lum Eleentary has provided and continues to provide its student with the best possibly environment condusive to learning. My children are very happy with the atmosphere and our experience with the staff and Mr. Boles the Principal have been excellent. This school provides a very caring environment and Mr. Boles continues to prove his caring concern to the children and parents by ensuring that he knows all the students and makes it a point to know all the parents. To the Sing Lum Lions parents and school staff and adminitrators...you're the best!

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